High tea is a hit
28 November 2012

High tea is a hit

Channel 9 newsreader, Peter Hitchener, reminisced about his mum’s cooking and discussed the importance of intergenerational relationships at a sumptuous afternoon tea, presented by Benetas, during the 2012 Victorian Seniors Festival.

Nearly 200 seniors packed the Hotel Windsor on October 5th, to listen to Mr Hitchener as he looked back on growing up in rural Queensland, with no electricity and only a generator. Benetas organised the event to celebrate Victorian Seniors Festival, and to promote the importance of generations working together.

Benetas CEO, Sandra Hills said that different age groups working together helped to promote the contribution that older people make to society.

“So many first memories are of grandma’s baking – think back to those scones, biscuits and cakes you used to share! A perfect way to work together is through cooking and sharing a love of food, which is why we chose to host our afternoon tea at The Hotel Windsor.

Through cooking, older people can share their knowledge and experiences – helping to change the negative attitudes our society holds about ageing,” Ms Hills said.

Thank you to our sponsors William Angliss Institute and House, for their generous donations of gifts for prizes and raffles on the day.